Along with other health problems, for the first time in my life, I am having a problem with my weight. I weighed the same since High School, I am now 30. I gained 30 pounds in a year. Since I have chronic fatigue and it's snowing outside, I am having a hard time getting any exercise. I hate a ton of belly fat and it's making me really sad. I am so tired everyday and am no longer working. I can only be awake for 4-5 hours at a time. My motivation is really low due to fatigue, pain and the crappy weather. During the summer, I was taking walks at night. But I can't tolerate the cold and am at home 80% of the time or more. I just can't get motivated to loss weight. I used to be TINY and am having a hard time (mentally) with being overweight. I am 5'3 and my average weight doesn't apply to my body. I want to loss 10 pounds. How am I supposed to do this? I am always hungry, but eat small meals all day long. I try to eat heathly and have cut back on fast food. But I am so tired, I am not getting any exercise. Sit ups make me feel nauseaus (spelling) and my acid reflex doesn't help. I bought some 5 pound weights for my arms and am going to make myself use them each day.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to starve myself and don't think I need to diet. I really think I need exercise.
I can't believe how depressed this extra weight is causing. I used to feel cute. I look like I am 3 months pregnant. I suffer from depression without the weight and being fat isn't helping. It affects my sex life too. I have to turn off the lights! My husband has the opposite problem. He's 6'4 and weighs 140. So he's super skinny, his nickname in the Navy was "Skinny". It reminds me of that poem "Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, so between the two of them, they licked their platters clean".
PLEASE, if you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it!!! :-(